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How I Met My Husband – Uche Jombo

uche jombo kenney rodriguez Uche Jombo & Husband

July 1st, 2012 –  How I Met My Husband – Uche Jombo

Nollywood actress Uche Jombo (Uche Jumbo) definitely surprised her curious fans by marrying an American / Puerto Rican born man named Kenney Rodriguez.

In this latest interview by Bella Naija’s Ademola Adeyemo, she revealed why she kept her wedding secret and many more.

Read interview excerpts below

The news has been buzzing for a while that you got married in Puerto Rico last month, but you’ve been quiet about it. Why?

Because I have an exclusive publication already on that and eventually, BN would also have it. I also don’t want it to just be all over the place. The whole point was doing something that is totally unexpected.

People were busy writing what they didn’t know. I have a right to say this is the information I want out and this is the information I don’t want out. Also because it has stopped being me and now us, we have to continuously agree to how we want stuff done. I am from a different background and my partner is from a different background. We just wanted to savour the moment.

Kenney Rodriguez uche jombo

Nollywood Uche Jombo and Hubby

I’m itching to hear more about your wedding. Was it a fairy tale kind of wedding?

It was exactly the kind of wedding I wanted. Every bride has a dream wedding. I had always wanted that kind of simple beach wedding. I went on vacation last year in Puerto Rico Island and I loved it and I said I would like to come back there for my wedding.

Tell me about your husband. Where is he from? How did you meet him?

Contrary to what i’ve been hearing in the media, he is American and not from Puerto Rico. He has been to Puerto Rico twice and those times were with me. Once on vacation and then we went back for our wedding. He is a New Yorker, he works and lives in New York.

Also, contrary to what I’ve been hearing that I met him online, no I did not. He came to talk to me about some business venture and that’s how we started talking. I met him through a mutual friend who is his business partner.

What attracted you to him? His positive energy, it’s amazing.

How long did you date before getting married? Not up to a year. I met him last year.

Was there any particular reason why Desmond Elliott was the only Nollywood star that attended your wedding?

He is one of my oldest friends in Nollywood. I don’t know anybody as long as I’ve known Desmond in Nollywood.

Were you able to have most of your family members in Puerto Rico to share your memorable day with you?

No, not everybody.

What is the most romantic thing your husband has ever said or done for you?

He is not like anybody I’ve met before. He is certainly the most romantic person I’ve ever met in my whole life, needless to say that is why I married him.

Wow, that’s really sweet. How did he propose to you?

He actually proposed twice! The first time, we just continued talking. The second time, we went jet skating and I was so scared. The water was so deep, you had to swim like eight feet into the water to get to the bike. I consider myself a very good swimmer but that day, the tides kept pushing me back.

By the time I got there, I was so mad, I said “I am so going to kill you” and he said “why don’t you just marry me and then you can kill me afterwards”. And I was like “very funny”, and he said “you haven’t given me an answer”. That was when I knew. Since I didn’t kill him there I said I was going to go back to that exact beach and have our wedding there.

You’re here in Nigeria and he is back in America. How are you coping with the long distance separating you both?

It’s not really long distance because I’m only here when I’m working. When I’m not working, I’m with him.

I know it’s been just over a month now but how has married life been for you so far?

Well, we just started so we are still at that point where everything is rosy.

Is there going to be any name change for you?

There was in the marriage license but because I’m a brand, in order not to confuse people, you can still call me Uche Jombo.

Uche Jombo and Mrs. Rodriguez are two different people. One is the brand and one is the wife.

According to reliable sources very close to Uche Jombo’s husband, the pair met online last year.

Kenney Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican.

His parents are Puerto Ricans. He was born in the United States.



  1. george

    July 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    I dont believe u uche

  2. jumoke

    July 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    why is she lying dat they met one on one n he is an american guy? Rubbish

  3. Ngunan

    July 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Howeva the both of yu met shud not bother anyone. The most important thing is dat ur happy now. Evryone has a little secret. Let us mind our busines & stop takin PANADOL 4oda peoples HEADACHE pls.

  4. Ngunan

    July 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    The way they met should not bother anyone. The most important thing is that she is Happy now. We all have our little secrets so STOP taking PANADOL 4anoda persons Headache. Hapy Married Life UCHE.

    • Charity - Mar-cheery

      December 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      Hi Uche Jumbo, i am very much happy for cos i have search all d female actresses just to see the kind of husband there are married to but non of them looks handsome and interesting as urs and beside a WHITE MAN FOR DAT MATA. I just want to so a very GIG Congratulation to u! HAPPY MARRIED LIFE!

      • Charity - Mar-cheery

        December 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM

        Congratulations to u UCHE JUMBO

      • Jemma Bond

        March 4, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        @Charity – Mar-cheery He’s not White, he’s Hispanic.

      • Manuella

        April 9, 2015 at 2:33 PM

        and what is so special about WHITE MEN? they marry black women just by interest not love. if Uche is not popular and does not have money he will never marry her true or false. am not jalouse or anything but if i were her i will settle down with my negro type. something is telling me that this guy is with her for something. he left all the beautiful latino because he love her? i dont believe that. anyway, wish them the best. as for me, i will NEVER settle with a WHITE

        • eroma26

          March 12, 2017 at 10:32 PM

          He is not white, he’s Spanish (Puerto Rican to be precise) they are two completely different races. There is nothing wrong with him marrying a black woman, some latinos have black mixed in them, and there are also a lot of fully black latino women. There are a lot of latinos who date black people, it has nothing to do with race but who you are drawn and attracted to.

  5. Kike

    July 2, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Abeg u guys shud mind ur biz why do people like pokenosin into other people’s biz either she lies or not its her fuckin biz at least we won’t be in the marriage wit her if its that easy let them get their partner too online now and those amebo close assosiate should stitch their coats where its torn and leave this girl alone.Uche hapi married life jare

  6. Favour

    July 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Oh they are so cute,go ßα̲̅bγ’I dig ur style joo,dont mind anyone,just try to keep ur marriage dats more important,take care of ur home α̲̅πϑ ur hubby.

  7. Nduka Augustina E.

    July 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Uche, congrats, dont mind them joo,they’r jealous. Enough kpozaa 4 u.

  8. osisiogu simon

    July 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    If she like let her marry, if she dosen’t she shold go to hell.

  9. Flawless girl

    July 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Uche jombo,i wish u the best, happy married life to u and your husband. God bless you both

  10. Grace

    July 7, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    Happy married life

  11. Dj fashion boy/ mmadu nwodom

    July 8, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Uche i dj fashion boy congratulate u 4 de wonderful tin u hav done, u know what i mean now, by geting married to ur husband without any body’s notice.

  12. Igboanusi Chiamaka

    July 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Congrats Mrs Uche Jombo-Rodriguez. U’re and wil continue 2 b my ROLE MODEL. Dn’t mind d bizzy bodies cos dey’re JOBLESS. I Wish u a HAPPY MARRIED LIFE. GOD bless u and ur husband.

  13. bojo ifeanyi

    July 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    UCHECHUKWU why do u marry dat american man so u mean say u no see any husband for your village or in nigeria way u go marry u come go potorico go marry na u sabe but make u know say anything way u see for hand of white man u go take that your husband way be like say u senior ram abi u marry am because na white man

    • vera kalu

      August 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      bojo ifeanyi,u re a disgrace to igbos and niger as a whole;how could u say a thing like dt to a nigerian brand? Whoever Uche chooses to marry,is none of ur biz. Why can’t u niger rejoice for somehng good that happened to other? Uche carry go jooo. Ur children will surely surround ur table in Jesus’ name,Amen!!!

  14. Akande oluwole

    August 6, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Bojo ifanyn or whatever i don’t blem u,wen u no get work na 2 sitdown in wit woman and talk rubish either u like it or nt she don marry am if u like go 2 4 u uche whoever say u wil not go must surely go 4 u enjoy ur mariage

  15. Serah Ongegu

    September 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Congrats Uche Jombo! Ignore the haters. The most important thing is that two people met and fell in love. How they met, what race or nationality they each belong to is simply irrelevant!

  16. Aaliyainusa

    September 16, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Uche uve made me proud jus ignore d haters u shud undastnd dat wat cant kill u make u strong more greese 2 ur elbow i ll 4eva cherish u my role model

  17. Uche Sammy

    September 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Big kudos to you dear Uche.I am so, so happy 4 u. Dont blame the critics or haters, sometimes they are a necessity.
    May God bless ur union and grant u fulfillment in all areas of ur life.

  18. Elechi Okechukwu liberty

    September 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Its a nice to do such bible even aspect it so i thank you very much and i also ask God to help your family in jesus name.

  19. Tumushabe Favour Allen

    September 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    congs my dear, it does not really matter how you met as long as you 2 click.

  20. Evelyn angel

    October 17, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Congrat uche,u have made me proud,I will 4ever cherish u.u are my role model,I luv u so so much.happy married life.

  21. Samuel Alex

    October 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    gud luck so long you ve gotten your hear desire.

  22. Maya salisu

    October 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Online o,in air o,river o,farm non of anyone biz.uche is a silent biggest star,no noise u.4 ur kind of weddin,no wonder am attach to u.we ve same dream urs is fulfilled now.tx to God

  23. Nneka Duru

    November 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    congrats uche I wish u a hapi married life.

  24. Wolf

    November 18, 2012 at 5:06 AM

    You go K-Rod. I was like damn, You made it big, baby boy!! I’m finally a free man. You remember we used to workout in the yard together. Those were the days. Go do you boy

  25. jayjay

    November 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Are you sure he’s not gay? Be careful ooooo

  26. jajad

    December 17, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    I call it bullshit uche. Sounds like you are trying to hide something by the way you are picking and choosing ur words so carefully. What are you trying to hide uche? Come on uche? I mean damn, you really expect me to believe this bullshit?

  27. Musky

    January 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Whether she got her man online or inline – way tin cam bi u yone 4 dat enn enn??? u nor go concentrate en find ur own na underworld or dusbin…

    Uche my girl mek u take ur time enjoy the guy well well oooo. me nor even doubt the white guy sef…. when him pack am pa u – na SEXTUPLET u go give birth to…..hahaha…

  28. Adaeze

    January 19, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Gv al ur haterz sendless nd again congrate 2 u

  29. Adaeze

    January 19, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Hapi wedlock sis

  30. Cherryberry

    March 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Tatafo ppl!, mind ur bizness.

  31. petra

    April 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    i cherish ur style dearie. U took tym n made ur choice. Luv dat beach weddin. Wish u a blisful union wit lv. Congratulatns!

  32. marian

    July 14, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    congrats ma da kip t up en appy married lyf

  33. silvia Mwaba

    August 29, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Always my favourite actress.. luv you to pieces Uche

  34. rose dhulo

    April 21, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    congrats sweet siz! its nice to settle down,am happy for you.

  35. KEEN

    April 26, 2017 at 11:31 AM

    haters they will continue to hate it does not matter hw they met .tatafo mind ur business…..

  36. winnie

    May 20, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    hahaaa Maya I love how you started but it’s true ooo

  37. winnie

    May 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    congratulations honey…they say you get what you work for and you did it…you have proven racism is on the verge of seizure and many ppl should embrace that…whether white or black..its good to is love its a feeling it doesn’t have colour… you and I have same dream ooo but you fulfilled yours..inviting Eliot alone..mmm I must say that is real friendship.. you have costarred in most movies that I have watched …but still kudos and happy married life sweetheart… #kenyanlove ooo

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